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Aug. 18th, 2017 03:39 pm
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My left elbow is hurting a lot. It's been giving me trouble for a couple of months, but it's now hard to sleep because of it, and bending it and straightening it both hurt like hell. Clenching my fist hurts the elbow, too, as does lifting anything heavier than my cell phone. I'm seeing my doctor next week, so I'm going to talk to her about it then. The pain at night thing is the biggest problem. I can get by without using it to lift/carry most of the time, and I'm managing not to move it much even without wearing a sling.

Neither heat nor ice help, but Tylenol does help a bit. I suspect that being low on sleep isn't helping at all as I tend to hurt more when I'm tired.

This is pinpoint pain, so I'm assuming tendinitis.

In the Cold Dark Night (MCU)

Aug. 17th, 2017 10:02 pm
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Story Title: In the Cold Dark Night
Fandom: MCU
Link: on AO3 (and check out the art by [livejournal.com profile] sandy79)
Summary: Phil's whole life changed the night he was attacked by a vampire and became a creature of the night. It's about to change again.
Warnings: Mild violence
Characters: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, with appearances by Nick Fury, Melinda May, John Garrett, Natasha Romanov, Antoine Triplett, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes
Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson (pre-slash)
When I Started**: I wrote the first chapter for the Clint/Coulson 2015 Holiday Exchange.
How I Lost My Shit**: I always intended to continue the story, but other projects were higher on my list. No deadline equals no writing being done by me.
How I Finished My Shit**: I almost didn't. Severe self-doubt and another fandom love really hampered my writing. Having a deadline and just finally powering through helped me to finish. At least I didn’t have technological troubles like I did the last two years.


dear Femslashex writer or artist!

Aug. 18th, 2017 11:31 am
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Dear writer or artist! Thank you for offering to create a fanwork for one of my requests. As long as you generally stick with things I like and avoid things I dislike, I will love your story or artwork even if it doesn't take on any of my prompts, which are only suggestions. I am [archiveofourown.org profile] Isis on AO3.

Some general stuff about my tastes: )

Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types )

Alpennia Series - Heather Rose Jones )

Dragon Age - All Media Types )

Crossovers: Arya Stark (ASOIAF)/Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon (The Witcher), Éowyn (LoTR)/Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon (The Witcher), Irene (Invisible Library)/Tina Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) )

Thank you so much, dear writer or artist! And if you have any questions, please do go through the mods - I promise to answer.

Literally as I was about to post

Aug. 18th, 2017 06:12 pm
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to ask whether any kindly person was running www.hasstevebannonbeenfiredyet.com:

The Independent: Steve Bannon: Trump 'decides to remove chief strategist' from White House role
CBS live updates (warning: autoplays stuff)

"A person close to Bannon" said it was TOTALLY HIS IDEA Y'ALL, IT'S ALL PART OF HIS MASTER PLAN DON'T YOU SEE.

A Posey and Cleo Update!

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:47 am
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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

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We had an update on Enzo Framboise last month, and today we're saying hello again to sisters Posey and Cleo!  That's young Posey in the top photo and Cleo below.

Here's what their ma and pa had to say:

Posey and Cleo have grown ever so big and beautiful, and have just passed the one year mark. They're happy, healthy, extremely silly, and have absolutely exquisite soft coats, the likes of which we've never seen. Cleo clocks in at over 12 pounds now, and Posey will surely maintain her smaller stature through adulthood.

The girls have grown into total love bugs, and are just incredibly sweet. They really love each other, too, which is such a joy to behold. At least once a day we'll witness them curl up and tuck in together, often in each other's arms. Adorable!

We're tickled that their tongue bleps still happen, too, though not quite as frequently as when they were tiny. Sparkleballs are still Posey's favorite toys. Cleo loves larger playthings like her Kickeroos, which she'll toss up in the air and throw around as if she were a puppy. And of course, they still love chasing each other and wrestling just like when they were babies.

This video of the Alexanders you posted recently also may have solved a great mystery in our lives. Since the very first night we brought home our dear girls, Cleo found a spot on our hallway wall that she loves to pounce on regularly. We jokingly call her "Trinity" because she'll manage to get all four paws up on the wall, a few feet off the ground, and it reminded us of that early sequence from The Matrix, where Carrie Anne Moss's character runs up the wall in the first action sequence. We were trying for the longest time to figure out where that behavior came from, and the "get that dot" clip above seems to be the answer.

We're so grateful to share our lives with these delightful little beasts. They're ever so loved.

All our best to you and Craig, Charlene, and Wylla. Thanks so much again for all you do!

Warmest regards,

Dan & Erin













What a wonderful update! Thank you so much for taking the time to share the stories and photos of the girls. They are so lovely and loved!


And just so we can see all of the Framboise Family together, here's Enzo.   What stunning tabbies they all are!

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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

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Bernadette was a repeat customer. She adopted Ramon (previously known as Ramona and currently known as Hugo) first, then six months later, adopted his buddy/brother Ernest (now Walter).  She sent us a sweet update for us today:



Hugo (Ramon), now 2.5 years old, is the cuddly lap cat that I've always wanted! Whether on the couch or at bedtime, I can always count on Hugo for snuggle time. He also likes to help me pick out my outfit each morning and insists that I pick him up when standing in front of my closet when deciding what to wear for the day.

Walter (Ernest), soon to be 2 years old, is my elusive runner. He likes to cuddle with us, but only after we've showered. He tries to escape to the outside world by darting out the door when we come home and then only goes so far before immediately turning around and running back into the house towards safety. He still really loves his orange pom pom balls from his IBKC days and we find them in the water or food dish. When Walter does decide to let us hold him, he is a purring machine complete with plenty of air biscuits!

Getting a second kitten to keep Hugo company was one of the best decisions I have made! Hugo and Walter play together, snuggle together, and groom each other. They look and act like brothers and get along so well. The two of them sit next to each other at the front window, waiting for us when we get home.

I'm so in love with my fur babies! They are the sweetest cats ever. I personally think they have such great temperaments because they started their lives at IBKC!





I had forgotten about Ernest/Walter's obsession with the orange puffs!  There's a fun post on the subject HERE.

Thank you so much for sharing this update, Bernadette! I'm so glad the boys became such great buddies. Enjoy those sweet peas of yours and tell them we love them!

More to come, folks!
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A Draper Upate!

Aug. 18th, 2017 08:27 am
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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

WAY back in 2009, we hosted the adorable Drapers.  The left our nest in pairs -- Gordon and Millie were adopted by Kelly.  Luella and Perry were adopted by Mimi and her family.

From left to right: Luella, Gordon, Millie and Perry.

Meet The Drapers


All four of grew to be gorgeous big cats, as you can see in the photos below, and both parties report their kitties bring them lots of happiness.

Here are Luella and Perry!





And here are Gordon and Millie!






Thank you so much for sharing your kitties with us today, Kelly and Mimi! It's so nice seeing the whole Draper family again!

More updates coming today!  Stay close, friends!

Fic announcement

Aug. 18th, 2017 11:21 am
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The first of my two stories for this year's [community profile] pod_together challenge has gone live today.

Title: The Last on Your Path
Fandom: The Pretender (TV)
Podfic by: [archiveofourown.org profile] fred_mouse
Podfic length: About twelve minutes
Word count: 1686
Rating: Teen and Up
Tags: Gen, Introspection, Pivot Point, Seeing Things
Notes: The challenge requires putting the text version of the story and the audio links in the same AO3 document.
Summary: Sydney's seeing things he knows can't be real. Eventually, he has to listen anyway.

The Last on Your Path at AO3.
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So maybe there finally is an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the pipeline. Ewan McGregor's been pretty vocal about wanting to do one and he's the right age for something set smack dab in the middle of Obi-Wan's sad desert hermit years, which is what I'm guessing they'll do. The comics have been delving into that time a bit, and I would love to see either a noir or an elegiac western (or a noir western!) featuring him fighting Hutts and bounty hunters while watching over Luke (who wouldn't be present onscreen) from afar.

And Disney's already got Rosario Dawson in all the Marvel Netflix shows, so slap some head tails on her and have Ahsoka show up, and maybe Bail Organa as well. (I mean, I would ALSO be super into them retconning Satine's death if it meant we could get Cate Blanchett showing up as Satine. Or I guess they could cast Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan for live action too.)

I feel like the only way I'd be interested in a young, non-Ewan Obi-Wan movie is if they give us the story of his year on the run with Satine, but then they'd have to actually make all that Mandalorian stuff make sense, and I'm not sure that 1. it does or could, and 2. that I care about anything except their angsty teen romance. It would mean bringing Liam Neeson back, which I'm not sure they'd do either. It would also require finding a young actor who could pull it off which could be difficult. Otoh, there's Tom Holland? He could maybe? idk.

And in conclusion, I think sad desert hermit Obi-Wan fighting Hutts and gangsters is the way to go.

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Thanks to folks at [community profile] thisfinecrew for links, and links that led to other links among the following:

Solidarity Cville: Donate -- suggestions and links for local groups to support

Indivisble: Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville - Find an Event

The Nation: Here’s What You Can Do After Charlottesville

Indivisible: Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack? -- though this is several days old and therefore lacks a script for HOLY FUCK THE PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING NEO-NAZIS (EVEN MORE) WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

SPLC releases new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate guide after Charlottesville attack

Politico: GOP chairmen resist hearings on white supremacy

They don't want it. Demand it.

[tumblr.com profile] plaidadder: Three Democratic members of the House have introduced a censure resolution.

You can read the text here.

Censure is a formal reprimand. It is not legally binding, but it is rare, and Sends a Message. MoveOn.org originally organized around a campaign to get Congress to censure Clinton instead of impeaching him.

This may be an attempt to accomplish something less difficult than impeachment; or it may be a trial run to see how many Republicans are ready to jump from the Trump Train.


ETA: Politico: Pelosi endorses censure of Trump over Charlottesville response -- apparently at least 79 Democrats have signed.

Not directly Charlottesville-related, but interesting and could be worth asking your reps to support:

H.R.1987 - Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act

To steal Wikipedia's explanation: "This bill would replace the Cabinet as the body that, together with the Vice President, determines whether Section 4 should be invoked. Under the bill, an eleven-member commission would conduct an examination of the President when directed to do so by a concurrent resolution of the Congress."

(Which, basically, shifts the power to forcibly 25th-Amendment the President back towards Congress to a greater degree, as opposed to depending entirely on the Cabinet which that President apppointed.)
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Hopefully last of the really LONG prompts! Also possibly the last structured prompts - there's too many of the rest of the list that don't really apply, I'd be better off funneling the energy into actual words for this.

16) Magic )


Nagori Worldbuilding
Terre Prime Worldbuilding
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There are only four days left in Sparkler Magazine's Year 5 Kickstarter, and at this point they're still only about halfway to the goal. Please do check it out if you haven't, if the thought of a wide variety of female gaze-centered comics and prose appeals to you. There's a ton of info on the Kickstarter page, including a link to a starter bundle you can download for free.


Fannish/Geeky Things

"Michael Sheen, David Tennant to Star in Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ at Amazon". Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens, people, FFS. >.<

"Dream Daddy, a Queer Dating Sim, Might Be the Gaming Miracle of the Year". (I haven't played the game; please don't comment with spoilers.)

"Suits season 7 finale will be a backdoor pilot for Gina Torres spin-off".

"N.K. Jemisin’s ‘The Fifth Season’ Book To Be Developed As TV Series At TNT".


Social Justice

Great Twitter thread by [twitter.com profile] SmartAssJen, beginning with "To my 'good' white folks scared to speak out about race: no, you won't be 'perfect', you will stumble, but silence is complicity. Speak up."

"Fat-Positive Activists Explain What It's Really Like to Be Fat: Here's how you can be an ally".

"The Recent History of Fat Stigma".

At The Establishment:

--"How To Stop, Drop, And Roll In Mental Crisis".

--"Young Adult Fiction Writers Are (Finally) Ready To Talk About Sex". [January 2016]

--"Your Global Mansplaining Dictionary In 34 Languages".

--"What Happens When Your Biggest Fear Is Something Inevitable?" [Sarah Kurchak] "Sarah, I know your parents are wonderful people, but maybe you can help me understand this,” my therapist asked during a session that happened at some point after the death of my grandmother and the loss of my childhood home but before the death of my dog and the notification that my building’s owners have applied for a demolition permit. “Why did they feel the need to explain the impermanence of the universe to you at such a young age?”"


Miscellaneous

"As a female sex worker, I'd like to propose my own Google-style gender equality manifesto".

"IKEA Releases Instructions How To Make ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cape After Costumer Reveals Actors Wore IKEA Rugs".

"This Brazilian Tattoo Artist Is Horrible At Drawing, But People Still Pay Her To Get Inked".

"Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download".

"Being the Crazy Friend, 101". [Mishell Baker] ["Content warning: blunt descriptions of negative emotions and disturbed thoughts."]

"Story Time: 10 Times Our Favorite Authors Told the Best Stories on Twitter". [Book Riot] (Includes both Seanan McGuire's story about the guy with the lizard in his leg and Ryan North's live tweets when he got stuck in a hole, as is only right and proper.)

"Monkeys, Mermaids and the Evil Eye. Medieval Stone Sculpture at Kilkea Castle and Graveyard". [Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] dine, "Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple". [NPR] And via [dreamwidth.org profile] hannah, xkcd's take.

40 Days of Anime: Day 4

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:23 am
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04 - if you could make a spin-off of any anime, what would it be?

Not a clue. At the moment, I can more easily think of anime that I am intensely glad stopped where they did, because their manga originals wandered off to Places I Do Not Want.

(The anime in question: first, INU X BOKU SS - anime is remarkably fluffy romance, manga original is fluffy romance until it kills off most of the characters and has them reborn and then angst about how they will never regain the fluffy romance. :wince: Second, USAGI DROP, where the entire anime is soft gentle adoptive-family adorable, and the manga is the same until it time-skips and has the daughter-figure realize she is in love with her father-figure, but it's okay because they aren't biologically related! OH JOHN RINGO NO.)

In any case: will put a pin in this one as well, and see if I can come up with anything later.

Day 2 Reveals 2017

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:14 am
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Fixing Everyone's Troubles But Mine: A Love Story (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies), Hawkeye (Comics))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] blue_pointer, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton, [archiveofourown.org profile] SomethingIncorporeal
Summary: When Tony falls in lust with a straight bartender from Brooklyn, can Clint make magic happen? A little bribery, stalking, and seduction later, the answer may be...no.
But this isn't your run-of-the-mill RomCom. Hawkeye and his sidekick Bucky have a neighborhood to defend from the tracksuit mafia. When a heist goes terribly wrong, can Iron Man save the day?

there's a light on in the hallway (so you know i'm here) (Bandom, My Chemical Romance)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] doctorkilljoy, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lucifuge5
Summary: After a rough night, Gerard discovers a surprising secret about his neighbor, Ray Toro.

Six-Thirty Sharp (Critical Role (Web Series))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] argentumlupine, [archiveofourown.org profile] bienenalster, [archiveofourown.org profile] blackglass, [archiveofourown.org profile] Jadesfire, [archiveofourown.org profile] jediseagull, [archiveofourown.org profile] kalakirya, [archiveofourown.org profile] KDHeart, [archiveofourown.org profile] Readbyanalise010, [archiveofourown.org profile] sabinelagrande, [archiveofourown.org profile] UstolemyNAME
Summary: It's just another day in the studio, but something's not quite right.

The Wellborn (The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ritterssport, [archiveofourown.org profile] Sunquistadora, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shmaylor
Summary: Irene and Gen need to have a baby for political reasons, despite not especially wanting to. Gen is intersex, making this difficult, so they enlist Costis to help.

Not in the Report (Star Trek: The Original Series)
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] snowynight, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira
Summary: While accurate mission reports are required by Starfleet regulation, Spock choose not to include some of the mission details concerning Jim and himself as they are not necessary for the fleet's examination.

i love you a latte (Teen Wolf (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] RsCreighton
Summary: "You... want me to come to your family reunion?"
"Yes."
"And you'll come to my best friend's wedding as...my... date?" Stiles thinks the whole proposition bears repeating.
"Yes," Derek says again, brows furrowing like he's starting to regret asking.

The Last on Your Path (The Pretender (TV))
written by [archiveofourown.org profile] the_rck, performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] fred_mouse
Summary: Sydney's seeing things he knows can't be real. Eventually, he has to listen anyway.

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